Sunday, January 18, 2015

Biography of Karen

Karen Christence Dinesen was a Danish author also known by her pen name Isak Dinesen. She wrote in Danish, French and English. Her father, Whihelm Dinesen, military, parliamentary, committed suicide when she was ten, he could not stand the pressure of syphilis. Her mother kept her 5 children through family support. Karen, like her sisters, was educated in schools. Karen married her cousin, Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke, who started in Kenya a coffee plantation called The Karen Coffee Company. Her husband cheated on her, so she divorced him. She met a British hunter who lives in Kenya, Blixen Denys Finch Hatton. They began a relationship, but he did not want to be compromised or marry instead, but she did. Denys Finch Hatton was killed in his plane. Karen kept planting until coffee prices fell in 1931, so she was forced to sell her plantation and for that reason she had to return to Denmark.


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